Every Friday, give your software project some love and make it easier for others to contribute.
Creating a project is only the beginning. Why not spread the word?
Ensure your README file details what your project does, its scope and contribution needs, and how to contribute to leverage your community.
Consider creating a Twitter account, blog posts and website to help people find and follow your project.
Everybody was new once. Ease someone else's first-time contribution jitters.
GitHub's 2017 Open Source Survey showed incomplete or confusing documentation is the biggest problem for open source users. Ensure you are documenting your processes for how to contribute to your project.
Look out for promising potential contributors or maintainers to share ownership of your project. Make an effort to welcome first-time contributors in particular.
Learn from other maintainers on how to be more effective.
Decide on what the scope of the project is and set clear boundaries for yourself. Saying no is as important as saying yes.
Bring in the robots to automate as much as possible through tests and other checks to save yourself time.
Spend time now to save time later.
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